Please select one of the following courses to attend.
Three Day Gaining Entry Course : This course is perfect for people that need to learn all the gaining entry skills for their work but lock fitting and key cutting is not covered. Carpenters & multi skilled trades people tend to do this course. Mon Tues Wed 0930-1630
- Four Day Locksmith Course : This course is the same as the 3 day gaining entry course but fitting locks from scratch (Carpentry) is also included. Mon Tues Wed Thurs 0930-1630
- Five Day Business Start Up Course : This is the same as our 3 & 4 day courses but in addition to this you will cover full key cutting and work with a larger range of locks & picks. You will also obtain advice on the best ways of running a small business including advertising sub-contracting & self employment.This course is designed & recommended for anybody wishing to set up in business.Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri 0930-1630
- Half Day Key Cutting Course : This course is designed for the person that needs to know how to cut keys correctly. Fri 0930-1200
Our Promise to you:
All of our courses are highly detailed and cover all aspects of general locksmithing and are designed with one clear goal and that is to produce a focused professional and above all effective locksmith who will be able to work in the field unassisted from day one.
We also offer a dedicated technical helpline direct to your trainer if required.
All our courses run weekly throughout the year.
Special weekend only courses are available on request.
- Letter box tool A tool that can bypass a door lock
- Gaining entry Opening a door
- Digital locks Any lock that uses a numeral code
- Lock picking Opening a lock without the key
- Lock slipping A trick to bypass a lock on some doors
- Snapping A method of gaining entry
- Euro cylinder A style of lock found on upvc doors
- Shiming A method of opening a padlock without a key
- Bs3621 A good quality lock-British standard
- Pick gun A tool that can open a wide range of cylinder locks
- Skeleton keys Used to open lever type locks
- Bump Keys Used to open cylinder type locks
- Dimple Lock A high security lock
Do I need a van? No a car will be fine when you first start.
Do I need to join a trade association to give my business credibility or to obtain work? No there are so many and they will
all involve an annual fee.
Do I need to register with the police? No
How much can I earn? The average job takes between 20-30 minutes and pays £80-£100 this will be more for evenings nights and weekends.
Do I need a criminal record check? You do not need a criminal record check to set up as a locksmith however it is possible some employers may ask for one.
Is there a City & Guilds or any recognised qualifications in the locksmith industry? No
Is the Locksmith industry currently regulated? No
What is an "accredited locksmith course" As with trade associations there are numerous bodies in existence today often not even connected to the industry endorsing all number of different types of courses they are not manditory and by no means guarantee the quality of the training you will receive.
How much will the tools cost? Assuming you have no tools at all a full kit will cost between £850-£950.
Do I need public liability insurance? Yes this is a legal requirement £60-£70 per year.
Once I have completed my training and purchased my tools are there any other costs I need to know about? Only running your vehicle a mobile phone a supply of locks and advertising but all of these are ongoing costs which will be paid for with the money your business earns.
I have just been made redundant is there any financial help available? Yes give us a call and we can advise you further.
I am in receipt of benefits is there any financial help? A bit of a minefield but one thing is certain you must be very pushy when dealing with your benefits adviser.
Will I need to take further courses once I complete this one? No just put in to practice the skills you have learned with us.